Magnetic Levitation

Maglev Technology and Applications

  • Hyung-Suk Han
  • Dong-Sung Kim

Part of the Springer Tracts on Transportation and Traffic book series (STTT, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Hyung-Suk Han, Dong-Sung Kim
    Pages 1-8
  3. Hyung-Suk Han, Dong-Sung Kim
    Pages 9-33
  4. Hyung-Suk Han, Dong-Sung Kim
    Pages 35-49
  5. Hyung-Suk Han, Dong-Sung Kim
    Pages 51-74
  6. Hyung-Suk Han, Dong-Sung Kim
    Pages 75-165
  7. Hyung-Suk Han, Dong-Sung Kim
    Pages 167-222
  8. Hyung-Suk Han, Dong-Sung Kim
    Pages 223-243
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 245-247

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of magnetic levitation (Maglev) technologies, from fundamental principles through to the state-of-the-art, and describes applications both realised and under development.   

It includes a history of Maglev science and technology showing the various milestones in its advancement. The core concepts, operating principles and main challenges of Maglev applications attempted across various fields are introduced and discussed. The principle difficulties encountered when applying Maglev technology to different systems, namely air gap control and stabilization, are addressed in detail.   The book describes how major advancements in linear motor and magnet  technologies have enabled the development of the linear-motor-powered Maglev train, which has a high speed advantage over conventional wheeled trains and has the potential to reach speed levels achieved by aircraft.   However, many expect that Maglev technology to be a green technology that is applied not only in rail transportation, but also in diverse other fields; to ensure clean transfer in LCD manufacturing, in ropeless high speed elevators, small capacity rail transportation, space vehicle launchers, missile testers, energy storage, and so on. These potential applications and their unique challenges and proposed technological solutions are introduced and discussed in depth.

The book will provide readers from academia, research institutes and industry with insights on where and how to apply Maglev technology, and will serve as a guide to the realization of their Maglev applications.


Maglev Technology Magnetic Lvitation Magnetically Levitated Train Permanent Magnet technology Superconducting magnet technology Ropeless elevator technology Linear motor powered Maglev Air gap control Maglev stabilisation methods

Authors and affiliations

  • Hyung-Suk Han
    • 1
  • Dong-Sung Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept of Magnetic LevitationKorea Inst of Machinery & MaterialsDaeJeonKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.Dept of Magnetic LevitationKorea Inst of Machinery & MaterialsDaejeonKorea (Republic of)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-7522-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-7524-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-8119
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-8127
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